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Professor Alan Morgan

Professor Molecular Physiology & Cell Signalling


    Personal Statement

    I am interested in how the fundamental mechanisms that maintain neuronal function are affected by neurological disorders and by ageing. To this end, we use a range of approaches from in vitro protein biochemistry through to in vivo studies using simple model organisms.

    Current projects in my lab focus on:
    (1) revealing how mutations in conserved neuronal genes lead to epilepsy and neurodegeneration;
    (2) using nematode worms to identify potential new drug therapies for neurological diseases;
    (3) understanding how chaperone proteins maintain cellular function during ageing.

    Funding for current research comes from MRC and the Wellcome Trust.